Kehoes is situated on South Anne Street juts down the road fomr the busy shopping area of Grafton Street. Anytime we have gone into this pub it has been packed and full of a gregarious
atmosphere but we never hung around as we were always on a pub crawl. Finally, however, we managed to make our way to the bar - all the smokers had gone outside - and got two pints, a stout and a lager. The stout was creamy and wonderful while the barstaff were excellent. There is an upstairs section which we headed up to to try and find a seat but discovering that this area was just as packed - this is a very popular pub, folks - we headed back down. Where as previously on our visits the atmosphere was smoky, thanks to the ban, this time it wasn't. It still felt like a real Dublin pub however with it's old wooden features and the talkative and laughter covered atmosphere. If we had a seat we probably would have stayed longer but alas it wasn't to be, so we headed on promising to return in the near future.....
Have visited this pub several times over the last two years, always a great atmosphere and friendly efficient service, a real traditional Dublin pub that does exactly what it says on the tin!
Kehoe's is just the business. I've met and drank with some wonderful people in here, never to be forgotten. First place I head for when back in Dublin.
Great Pub! Very traditional - still has drawers of when it was a shop. Has nice snugs and serves a good pint. Beware of the rooms upstairs as they've not been decorated in years and the carpet is very dodgy.
Narrow pub and very packed at the weekend but all in all a very nice pub to go to if there are no crowds. Good atmosphere and good pints.
A decent pub for a few pints. Can get very crowded sometimes, and is very narrow on the ground floor, but it generally has a very good atmosphere. Sometimes suffers from a *serious* lack of females - but overall a pretty good pub.
Small, narrow and not much room. Who cares. Kehoe's has "it". That indefinable feel of a good pub. Great atmosphere at any time even when it's quiet. Just a bloody good pub.
Yet another pub we hit last summer during our stay. Does get very busy, as the crowd spills out onto the street. Very comfortable atmosphere, even out on the street. Good service, even better Guinness!
I've was in Dublin for St. Paddy's day the past 2 years, and the first time I was at John Kehoe's, I had a great time. I love this pub! Also there was a lot of Irish people there, (which I thought was rare), and some people had jumped the bar and played some Irish tunes. The next year I took a friend of mine there and I remembered vaguely where this place was and through a drunkn' haze I managed to find it again. The pub was just as I remembered and we ended up having an awesome night. Whenever I go back to Dublin, this will be my first stop!
A real classic Traditional Pub! Great snugs and bar counter (look for the old white fridge), fine pints, and on my 3 visits a great crowd and great times were had! A must visit on my next visit!!
Found this pub in 1986 and have been back four different years since. Always sit in the wonderful front snug. By far the coziest pub in Dublin on a cold day. Friendly atmosphere and wonderful history. James Joyce hung out there so why not you?
When you walk in this pub you will see that they have left part of the original bar archived away with the taps and till and furnishings trapped in a time warp. You then proceed thro` the doors on your right into the present day bar area, where you will see not much has changed apart from the installation of electricity. For me the big TV up on the wall spoils the atmosphere. Look out for pick pockets and watch the steps down to the toilet, it's another steep descent job.